Books Everywhere at Eastway Elementary

By Rachel Stine, partnerships manager I recently visited the amazing Eastway Elementary School to meet with their fearless leader, Ms. Shayla Holeman.  As I was waiting for the meeting, I had a chance to sit down next to two students who were also waiting in the office.  And what were they doing you might ask?… Read more »

Standing Taller Because of Books

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager This article originally ran in the Durham Herald-Sun on Sunday, May 15. “They stand taller and hold their heads higher,” shares ESL teacher Catriona Moore as she reflects on how owning books affects her students. It didn’t take Moore long after joining the staff of Durham’s Forest View Elementary School in 2011… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Standing taller because of books by Daniele Berman

“They stand taller and hold their head higher,” shares ESL teacher Catriona Moore as she reflects on how owning books affects her students. It didn’t take Moore long after joining the staff of Durham’s Forest View Elementary School in 2011 to realize that her students needed books. As one of five ESL teachers at this… Read more »

UPDATE: Rams Rock!

What’s that sound, you ask? Why, that’s the sound of records being shattered. You may remember reading about the book drive Jennifer Miske’s AIG students at Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham were planning. If not, the story starts here . The students did their research. They learned about literacy and why it matters. They developed strategies… Read more »

Welcome, Chandler!

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager On May 31, Chandler Rock will be joining the Book Harvest team as our summer intern, and we can’t wait for you to meet her! Chandler will be gra duating from UNC this weekend, where she studied sociology and Spanish. In her time at UNC, Chandler has served as the… Read more »